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Navy Plebes Perform Sea Trials

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — At 3:00 Tuesday morning, the entire freshman class at the U.S. Naval Academy, known as Plebes, embarked on a 14-hour day of physical and mental challenges known as Sea Trials. The endurance challenge caps off their first year at the academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Heat and humidity only make the day more rigorous — to fight off cramps, some carry bottles of mustard in their pockets. The trials test the freshmen cadets’ teamwork and endurance, while bringing them closer together.

Sea Trials are modeled after the Marine Corps’ Crucible and the Navy’s Battle Stations recruit programs, according to the U.S. Navy.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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